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Reform Matters: May 1, 2014
posted by: Ruthie | May 01, 2014, 02:50 PM   

Welcome to the Association of American Educators' online publication,
Reform Matters! This education reform-focused publication features both original AAE content and a compilation of the latest news from the growing education reform community.


Note: We are proud to be member-driven and only take positions on issues after our members are surveyed at a majority. The studies, articles, and policies showcased in this newsletter have not necessarily been endorsed by AAE; however, by sharing new and innovative trends in education policy, we hope to educate and empower our members by examining new possibilities in education.

AAE Blog Roll: Don't forget to bookmark the AAE blog and the AAE Charters blog for original daily posts on trends in education reform and professional development.

Congressional Hearing: Secretary Duncan Defends Federal Education Budget Priorities
Looking for a Teaching Job? Try these Resources!
Congratulations to the Winners of the Spring 2014 AAE Foundation National Teacher Scholarships and Grants Program!

AAE in the News: Non-Union Teachers Sounds Off on Education Policy

Colorado Teachers Want More Freedom, Survey Finds, Heartland, 4/15/14

Improving Teacher Quality Through Licensing, Chalkbeat, 4/22/14

Don't miss AAE's Alix Freeze discussing the National Membership Survey, and other educational issues of the day, on Choice Media's Reform School

Teachers Give Unions Failing Grade, Survey Says, One News Now, 4/29/14

Education Technology & Blended Learning   

Opinion: Founding Principles in the Digital Age, The Wall Street Journal, 4/21/14

Blended Learning Revolution: Tech Meets Tradition in the Classroom, The Christian Science Monitor, 4/20/14

Teacher Topics

Conference Spotlight:
Are you a charter school educator? Consider attending the National Charter Schools Conference this June. This year's Las Vegas conference features some terrific teacher-focused sessions including "Common Core Literacy Instruction: Recipes for Action" to "High Standards for ALL: Writing IEPs Aligned to Common Core" and "Play to Engage: Teaching Through Community Engagement Games." You'll also hear from inspiring speakers like Sal Kahn from the Kahn Academies, and Dr. Matthew Peterson, a specialist in visual learning. AAE will be exhibiting so stop by and say Hello! 

Safety Questions: School Stabbings Signal Need for Broad Safety Plans, Education Week, 4/23/14

Reform Advocacy

Indiana: Common Core Replaced With State Standards, The Associated Press, 4/28/14

A preview of 2016? Education a New Defining Issue For 2016 GOP Class, The Associated Press, 4/28/14

Trends: 4 in 5 US High School Students Graduate, The Associated Press, 4/29/14

Washington Loses Waiver on No Child Left Behind, The Associated Press, 4/24/14


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